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London Pride 2013

London Pride 2013.

A gallery of images from Pride 2013 hosted by Pride in London on Saturday, June 29.

Polari Magazine was there to document the LGBT+ community as they took to the streets to take part in the march, which is at the heart of any Pride event.”

2012 Retrospective 2: Queer Year

2012 Retrospective

The Editor looks back at the year 2012 in Polari and how it has explored the LGBT subculture. Part 2: Queer Year.

You typed ‘what crap is madonna talking now’ into Google?

Search terms that have led readers to Polari.

It’s madness, and part of Polari’s WTF Friday features. Madonna, Alan Turing, public toilets, and the death penalty, again ….

“Last week it was simply ‘death penalty for fags’, but now ‘polari’ has been added, which is just weird, unless someone was looking for the translation of said terms into the glorious Polari lexicon. …”

World Pride, London 2012

World Pride, London 2012.

A gallery of images from World Pride hosted by Pride London on Saturday, July 7.

“However, nothing spurs on a marginalised community than staring into the face of adversity. The attendance on the march was far greater than I have seen in years and the atmosphere was defiant and joyous.”

Stonewall and the Protection of Freedoms

An Interview with Stonewall’s External Affairs Officer.

An interview with Richard Lane, the External Affairs Officer at Stonewall, about the Protection of Freedoms Act, 2012. Men who have convictions for sexual activities that are now legal can apply to have them erased.

“There are cases of people in their 30s and early 40s who have convictions on the records. It’s stopping them applying for jobs, and in later life stopping them applying to help out with charities and voluntary groups.”

Overturning Pre-Liberation Laws

Justice for Men Convicted of ‘Gross Indecency’.

The Protection of Freedoms Act allows men convicted of gross indecency before 1967 to have their criminal record erased.

“The law is a victory for the groups who have for years lobbied for such a law. It is also a testament to the work of Stonewall, representatives of whom gave evidence to the Public Bill Committee on 24 March 2011.”

Are you post-gay yet?

What exactly does ‘post-gay’ mean?

Paul Baker looks at at the term post-gay after the Core Issues Trust used it in its banned pro ex-gay bus campaign ad.

“At the Urban Dictionary, “post-gay” means either 1) that gay people define themselves by something other than sexuality, although they still view themselves as gay and care about gay rights. Or 2) Someone who is excessively gay.”

Tweet Gay London!

Tweet Your Photos!

Stonewall is asking people to tweet photos of buses bearing the slogan ‘Some People Are Gay. Get Over It!’

“This is a great moment in the equal marriage campaign, and it is an important message of support in the same-sex marriage debate.”

The Coolest Pro-Gay Slogan

Some People Are Gay. Get Over It!

In the equal marriage debate, the Stonewall ad campaign on 1000 London buses nails the issue.

“There is so much hot air blown by the opposition to equal marriage that the essential truth – that it is about equal rights – is lost under the defence of marriage rhetoric.”

Ian McKellen on same-sex marriage

Why should we not aspire to happiness?

In an opinion piece for the Independent, IanMcKellen issues a challenge to Lord Carey and those who oppose same-sex marriage.

57% of respondents reported that other performers were homophobic, 20% point to producers and 37% to backstage crew members.